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Lee, Rachel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Despite the fact that Singaporean students consistently perform well in literacy tests such as the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, employers have reported that Singaporean employees in general lack confidence in articulating their views in the workplace. This may be attributed to the practice of teacher-fronted and monologic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
Katsuyama, Hitomi; Nishigaki, Chikako; Wang, Jinfang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2008
The effectiveness of early English education was investigated in this study to determine if English should be taught formally in Japanese public elementary schools. We administered English tests and questionnaires to 1466 elementary school students in 2004 and 2005. The results showed significant differences between the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Achievement Tests